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Whatever, Mr. 100 mile location data. LOL

This from the guy that is clueless on the difference between a cell tower an a phone and can't interpret data.
post #42 of 46
There are a few other things that encourage more paid apps on iOS.

1. To set up an account on iOS, you have to create an account and attach a credit card to it. This even if you want to download any free apps. On the Android phones, you don't need to have a credit card on file to start downloading free apps. On my Android phone, if I come across a free app, I download it. But I've yet to attach a credit card to my account. If there's a paid app I'm interested in, I will pass on it and find a free alternative, just because it would be more effort to pay for the app. On my iPod and iPad, if there is an app I want, it's VERY easy to just buy it, since my credit card is already on file. I'll admit I've bought more than I probably should have just because of this.

2. The pricing model on iOS is more retail friendly. Every app ends in .99. On the Android market, the prices are just random. Some apps are $1.02, or $1.63. When working in retail, customers are more likely to purchase an item where the price is familiar. When a customer sees a price, if the price is what they expected, they are more likely to make the purchase. An item priced at $1.99 would generally sell better than one priced at $1.83. It's a psychological trick that gets totally missed on the Android market.

3. People are more comfortable with purchases on the iOS because they know the apps can be transferred to a new phone or OS if they upgrade. With the Android phones, if you switch models or update the OS, your investment in apps could be wiped out. I've been through a few Android upgrades and phone swaps, and it's never been a smooth experience. With iOS, you back up your system and restore to a new one. Painless. I feel my investment is safe there. On the Android, not so much.
post #43 of 46
What do you expect ?
Android users = poor, cheap and want free stuff with ads.

"Apple sells premium products at premium prices to premium customers." Cheapskates need not apply 

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"Apple sells premium products at premium prices to premium customers." Cheapskates need not apply 

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post #44 of 46
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Originally Posted by bjojade View Post

There are a few other things that encourage more paid apps on iOS.

1. To set up an account on iOS, you have to create an account and attach a credit card to it. This even if you want to download any free apps.

Not true. You don't have to enter credit card information for buying free app. Just select "None" in CC field.
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Originally Posted by MacRulez View Post

I fully recognize it's a positive thing. It was Steve's plan back before he rejoined Apple, the idea he said would save the company.

Dude, I've been buying Macs since '87, so obviously I like 'em. If you read my posts with open eyes you'll find they generally only take exception with specific Apple policies, esp. those that hurt devs, and I very regularly draw attention to the bizarre double standards that characterize so may of the posts here. But that's not about Apple, that's about this new generation of jackbooted fashionista fans they've acquired in recent years.

Projecting your insecurities/fantasies/prejudices onto the vast, multi-headed beast that is Apple's customer base isn't a great way to convince people you're being reasonable.

The new explanation for Apple's success (expanding on the old "crazy cultists" meme, which has become unwieldily what with the hundreds of millions of users) is that somehow huge numbers of these people are posers and "fashionistas" and the like (although I have no idea what a "jackbooted fashionista" is, are iPad users stomping naysayers in the Starbucks parking lot, or something?).

So we've gone from "weirdo with a toy" to "needs something shiny to flash at Starbucks." I've even seen the claim (hereabouts, I think) that the iPad isn't a proper 7" because iPad users like the idea of having something big enough to show off (whereas of course modest, decent Android users prefer stealth mode).

All of which is contemptibly idiotic, so don't be surprised if you get dismissed as a crank. Railing against "jackbooted fashionista" is just too stupid to be taken seriously.
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